The exceptional meeting of the american tap dance star with flamenco musicians
Whether an anomaly or a rarity Savion Glover is unique. A tap dancer and a choreographer, he grew up under the Broadway sun-lights, wher e he made his debut in 1992 at the age of 9 in the musical The Tap Dance Kid. Savion Glover established tap-dancing as a noble art in the wake of legendary figures such as the Nicolas Brothers. He also added to the genre a contemporary intensity. After Bare Soundz, a manifesto of danced percussions, presented at the Théâtre de la Ville in 2010, he is back with a vengeance with SoLo iN TiME. He most adequately brings together tap dance and flamenco whose zapateado (foot tapping) patters into a delicately nuanced range of sounds. Supported by his accomplice Marshall Davis Jr., a flamenco-pop female vocalist and percussionist, and by two other musicians, Savion Glover erupts, inventing a new sort of one-man band he might call a dancer . He also, in his twelve scenes, pays tribute to virtuosity, the pure thrill of discovery and risk, pure bliss.
with Savion Glover, Marshall Davis with flamenco musicians tapdance original composition Savion Glover “Improvography" Gregory Hines & Jimmy Slyde